Nephrology and Urology in Chennai
More than 75,000 patients receive dialysis each year and we have performed more than 10,000 kidney transplants till date.
The Centres of Excellence for Nephrology and Urology, provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in several areas of Nephrology including renal biopsies, critical care nephrology, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. With more than 6000 Nephrology admissions and over 5000 Urological surgeries each year, the centre has over 75,000 patients undergoing dialysis and have the distinction of having performed over 10,000 kidney transplants. The Centre provides complete diagnostic and urological treatment for diseases including congenital disorders, stone disease, urological cancers, incontinence, infertility, erectile dysfunction etc. Lithotripsy, Endo-urology, TURP and Laparoscopic urological surgeries are other surgeries that are routinely performed.
Nephrology is a medical specialty that covers diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the kidney. Kidney stones and kidney failure are some of the common illnesses treated. Kidney diseases associated with other illnesses and conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes are also managed.
We run a well known and complete renal transplant program, and perform both autologous and cadaveric transplants. We also have one of the earliest and largest organ transplant registries in India. Minimally Invasive surgery is used for kidney donors thus minimising post-operative recovery and hospital stay.
Procedures related to kidney transplantation include:
- Cadaveric renal transplantation
- Cadaver-donor kidney transplantation
- Living donor kidney transplants (from both related and unrelated donors)
- Laparoscopic donor Nephrectomy
Dialysis is a procedure to remove wastes and impurities from the blood in the event of a malfunctioning kidney. The kidneys may not function properly in conditions like kidney failure, severe diabetes, congenital kidney disease, hypertension etc. Patients who undergoes dialysis can lead a normal life and even travel, as long as dialysis is possible at the place they are visiting.